Our Purpose
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school community and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer reason the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

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Ready to help us meet these objectives?

Become a PTA member today! 

The John I. Smith K-8 Center Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to organizing activities and programs that address the needs of our children, teachers, and the school. You can support our mission by joining the PTA. For a minimal registration fee of $10.00 per member, you can help us achieve our goals for the year.

La Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) de John I. Smith K-8 Center organiza las actividades y los programas que cubren las necesidades de nuestros niños, maestros, y escuela. Usted puede apoyar nuestra misión siendo miembro del PTA. Con una contribución de $10.00 por cada miembro, usted nos puede ayudar a lograr nuestras metas del ano.
PTSA Board
VP #1 Katie Gonzalez

VP #2 Katie Odom

VP #3 Anamaris Montanez Figueroa

VP #4 Gery Cortada

VP #5 Alexandra Marquina

Jackie Castro

Caroline Plimmer

Moira Biernat

Astrid Arrarás

Claudia Mariaca

Erika Farias?

Micaela Martino

Daniela Marquina

President: Karen Velera

Secretary: Emily Irish

Corresponding Secretary: Marlen Gamboa

Treasurer: Carolina Angel

School Liaison: Sonia Esquenazi

How to Volunteer

Who Can Volunteer?

  • Students - Anyone who is currently a student at an M-DCPS school
  • Parents - Parents, guardians, primary caregivers   
  • Employees - Administration, teachers, staff of M-DCPS
  • Community Members - Businesses, local organizers, M-DCPS alumni 

What Can I Do?

  • Be a School Volunteer - Directly assist the staff at the school of your choice, regional center, or district office

Level 1 Activities
Level 2 Activities

  • Mentor - Mentor an individual or group of students through one of our partners
  • Become a Community Partner - Provide a multitude of resources and experiences to our schools


How Do I Get Started??

  1. Review SVP Policies and Procedures

  2. Create an account through one of the portals

  3. Login and complete the registration information

  4. Receive approval from the M-DCPS School Volunteer Office and school(s) of choice.

Registration Procedures

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Volunteer User Guide

Volunteer FAQs

PTSA Volunteer Information Sheet

Become a Dade Partner

Once your organization has identified the resources and/ or areas of expertise that may be shared, choose an individual to serve as your company's Dade Partner Liaison to coordinate the partnership activities and follow these three steps:

  • Call or Email at 305-995-3050 ordadepartners@dadeschools.net to identify a school site and their Dade Partner Liaison
  • Schedule a Meeting with the school's Dade Partner Liaison to discuss partnership ideas
  • Complete and Return the Dade Partner Registration Form with the school's liaison to officially register as a Dade Partner

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Frequently Asked Questions


The first class to bring have 100% paid membership the first week of school, will receive a pizza party. 

Send your forms in quickly and your child's class may win!

Answer: Each of your children should send a form in to their homeroom teacher . For example, one child can submit a form for mom and the other child can submit a form for dad.

Great! The PTA needs volunteers year round. For weekly Snack & Ice Cream sales. To help with decorating and taking down the decorations for the dances, help with the spring festival and so much more!.  Your assistance helps us make our events even more successful. We appreciate any time you may have to contribute, be it a little or a lot. Please do not think that your never wanted, without your help the PTA would not be what it is!


( Volunteers must have Level 1 clearance. Please contact the main office at (305)406-0220 for more information on how to become a registered volunteer.)


Simply return the membership form to your child's classroom teacher with your $10.00 per member fee in cash. Your teacher will forward your information to us, or you can drop off the membership form in the mailbox at office.


Yes. We encourage you to attend our meetings whenever you can whether you are a member or not!! 

We will discuss upcoming events, accomplishments and much more. 

Meeting are normally once a month and dates are posted on the calendar & bulletin board by the main office.

Answer: No. While your help is always welcomed, participation is not a requirement. Your membership fee provides us the means to fund our various activities, which is a great help in itself.
Answer: Membership is not limited to teachers and parents. Anycommunity member who cares about our children and school may register. This includes neighbors, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc.
Main Campus:
10415 NW 52nd St., Doral, FL 33178 
Tel: (305) 406-0220

Middle School:
5005 NW 112th Ave., Doral, FL 33178
Tel: (305) 716-3579
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